Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

NBC News , Monday, May 20, 2019
If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that... Read More »

Can the Spoiled Fruits of Racism Be Taken On without Speaking of Race?

Nonprofit Quarterly, Monday, May 20, 2019
An article by Emily Badger in the New York Times looks at the political landscape and suggests that those wanting to eliminate the financial repercussions of structural racism may wish to express their arguments through more race-neutral terms and policies or risk having them struck down... Read More »

Backlash against cashless stores as more U.S. jurisdictions require businesses to accept bills

CBC, Saturday, May 18, 2019
In the heart of downtown San Francisco, Organic Coup is a fast-food joint that's right on trend: It's all organic, and it's all cashless. That suits customers like Robert Goldenberg. "The fact of the matter is, I don't think I've carried a significant amount of cash in the last five... Read More »

Students need more than an SAT adversity score, they need a boost in wealth

Brookings, Friday, May 17, 2019
Standardized tests that are used for the purposes of college admissions don’t predict college success very well. Scores on the widely used SAT and ACT tests only predict adequately for grades earned in a student’s first year in college. And those scores are worse predictors for black and... Read More »

Where Do Food Banks Fit in to the Fight for a Green New Deal?

Civil Eats, Thursday, May 16, 2019
Americans are suffering from hunger and food insecurity at alarming rates. As a result, emergency food networks have expanded significantly across the United States since the early 1980s; they’ve also become more institutionalized. This trend is especially apparent in the 200 food banks operating... Read More »

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to headline 'Color of Education' event in Raleigh

WRAL, Monday, May 13, 2019
  RALEIGH, N.C. — Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will headline "Color of Education 2019" in Raleigh this October, a summit focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. The one-day event, scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center, will include workshops and... Read More »

Aux Etats-Unis, le retour du débat sur les réparations de l’esclavage

Le Monde, Friday, May 10, 2019
Le débat, plus que centenaire, a refait surface dans la campagne qui s’amorce pour l’élection présidentielle de 2020 aux Etats-Unis – et cela ne doit rien au hasard. Quatre siècles après l’arrivée des premiers esclaves sur les rives hostiles de Jamestown (Virginie), en 1619, plusieurs... Read More »

Can the Racial Wealth Gap Be Closed Without Speaking of Race?

The New York Times, Friday, May 10, 2019
Elizabeth Warren wants to offer down-payment assistance to home buyers in formerly “redlined” neighborhoods where the federal government once denied access to mortgages. Cory Booker would like to create “baby bonds” that would be worth more to children in poorer families, helping them one... Read More »

Maligned in black and white Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology?

Poynter, Thursday, May 9, 2019
PART ONE THE APOLOGISTS In January, the Orlando Sentinel posted an impassioned apology for inflaming racial tensions decades ago in a 1949 case called “The Groveland Four.” Four young African American men were accused of raping a white woman, charges that resulted in the extra-... Read More »

Being Royal While Black

WAMU, Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Duke And Duchess of Sussex had a son.. His name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And for a royal couple, the birth was fairly private.  But (thank goodness) Prince Harry came out to address the press outside of Windsor Castle.  His take? Mostly that the... Read More »